Garrett Wilson is not just one of the top wide receivers in the country. He’s also one of the best overall players in the country.Wilson, who plays for Austin (Tex.) Lake Travis, is the 14th-ranked player in the nation according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. With plays like the one below, it is easy to see why.This practice catch from Wilson has been going viral on Twitter. Sure, it isn’t a real game, but this is damn impressive.Not only does he have to reach back for the ball, he also brings it between his legs before securing the catch. That takes some serious hand-eye coordination and concentration.Check it out.I still don’t get how Garrett Wilson caught this ? @GarrettWilson_V pic.twitter.com/lCMe1s54VM— Overtime (@overtime) August 14, 2018Wilson, a five-star recruit, is the top commit in Ohio State’s 2019 class. Right now, he’s sticking with the Buckeyes despite all that is going on with Urban Meyer.In fact, Wilson said recently he thinks Meyer will “come back stronger” and that OSU will win the national championship this season.As long as Urban remains in Columbus, it looks like Ohio State will sign Wilson.
Nova Scotia has taken another step towards turning its abundant ocean energy resources into an affordable supply of clean, renewable electricity. The province released a plan today, May 14, that outlines how it will use local expertise and knowledge to develop the emerging energy sector. The Marine Renewable Energy Strategy contains broad policy, economic and legal conditions for renewable energy projects and technologies for commercial development in the province. “It represents a provincial commitment to cleaner and made-in-Nova Scotia energy solutions,” said Energy Minister Charlie Parker. “It continues the careful approach we have already taken to explore the potential of tidal electricity in Nova Scotia. “The strategy will guide work related to in-stream tidal development. We have tapped into the expertise and knowledge of local experts to ensure it is implemented in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.” It incorporates feedback from consultations with interested groups and the Mi’kmaq. It focuses on three main areas: research; development; and regulatory planning. The regulation framework, which is being developed, will protect Nova Scotians’ interests and the environment while providing opportunities to invent, design, test and develop the right technologies to harness the province’s marine renewable energy. This report acts on recommendations by Dalhousie University oceanographer Bob Fournier, whose September 2011 report recommended developing a provincial marine renewable strategy and legislation. He outlined 27 recommendations in Marine Renewable Energy Legislation: A Consultative Approach, which focused on in-stream tidal development. The strategy addresses all of Mr. Fournier’s recommendations. “After five years of intense activity in the pursuit of marine renewable energy, the Department of Energy has produced a strategic plan,” said Mr. Fournier. “This plan, grounded in public consultation and thoughtful decision-making, is a roadmap that establishes goals, defines priorities and sets benchmarks against which Nova Scotians will be able to measure their progress. This is a useful and important document.” Elisa Obermann, Atlantic director, Ocean Renewable Energy Group, said the announcement enhances the province’s global reputation. “This strategy will ensure that Nova Scotia plays a major leadership role in the marine renewable energy industry worldwide,” said Ms. Obermann. “It provides the conditions to realize industrial-scale development of tidal energy.” “This plan shows Nova Scotia is thinking long term about tidal energy,” said FORCE chair John Woods. “The province is considering everything from environmental effects to costs to economic benefits; all of this is important if tidal is to become part of our future energy mix.” A copy of the strategy and other information can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/energy .
Sirisena succeeded Rajapaksa as leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party but has moved only belatedly to assert his control over the party and block his predecessor’s path back to power. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Tuesday he was unlikely to lead Sri Lanka’s next government as initial results from the general election gave a slight edge to the coalition government.“I will support good policies and oppose bad things,” the two-term president, who crushed a 26-year Tamil insurgency in 2009, told Reuters by telephone from his southern home of Hambantota. Sirisena backed the formation of a minority government led by the United National Party (UNP) after January’s election and called the early election in a bid to form a more broadly based administration joined by his own supporters in the SLFP.Initial results indicated that the UNP was likely to make gains and emerge as the largest single party, but would need outside support to form a viable government to run the Indian Ocean island of 20 million people. The 69-year-old nationalist ruled out joining a unity government that President Maithripala Sirisena, the figurehead of a broad reform coalition that toppled him at a presidential vote in January, wants to form.